Lara is nonfiction manuscript consultant & marketing consultant for Guest Room Press. She is the author of two memoirs, Mama, Mama, Only Mama: An Irreverent Guide for the Newly Single Parent—from Divorce and Dating to Cooking and Crafting, All While Raising the Kids and Maintaining Your Own Sanity (Sort Of) & Girlish: Growing Up in a Lesbian Home a Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards Finalist. Lara co-edited an anthology with Andrea Fekete entitled Feminine Rising: Voices of Power and Invisibility (2019), which took the Silver Award for Foreword Review's Indie Book of the Year in women's studies.
Lara Lillibridge is a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College’s MFA program in Creative Nonfiction. In 2016 she won Slippery Elm Literary Journal’s Prose Contest & The American Literary Review's Contest in Nonfiction. She also was a finalist in both Black Warrior Review’s Nonfiction Contest and DisQuiet’s Literary Prize in Creative Nonfiction.
She is a member of the reading panel for Hippocampus Magazine & was awarded their Literary Citizen of the Year for 2019. Lara judged AWP's Intro Journals Project for 2019 & was recently selected as a mentor for their Writer to Writer program.